The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland

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Admire The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a sanctuary spanning several floors with a rock cave carved into the base of a cliff. A life-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pi├Ęta sits as a centerpiece in the cave's shrine. Set amidst 25 ha (62 ac) of botanical gardens, the tranquility of the 34 m (110 ft) grotto serves as a place for reflection away from downtown Portland. Visit the large meditation hall that occupies the main chamber, and enjoy impressive views from the cliff top overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Wander through well-groomed parks home to several chapels and statues. You can also explore hundreds of trails through nearby forests. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and many more Portland attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Portland trip maker site .
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  • This has always been a place to go to if you wish a quiet, almost meditative spot, in Portland. We went during the Christmas show of lights which is a huge event and a lot of people are there as are v...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens, uncultured on the lower level and cultured on the upper level. Wonderful collection of art of various mediums. So beautiful and peaceful. Just to wonder the gardens is a delight. Ca...  more »
  • The Grotto was off the beaten path and worth the stop. We came across it from word of mouth and once there, it was so relaxing and peaceful. It was during the weekday with few people around, the gift ...  more »

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